Academy Award for Best Picture

annual award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards. Also called Oscars, the Academy Awards are given to people working in the movie industry by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The name of the award has changed over time. It was first Outstanding Picture in 1927. In 1930, the name was changed to Best Picture. It is still called that today.

In the list below are the winners of the award for each year. A list of the winners and other nominees is in the main article for each decade.


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Year Film Film Studio
Wings Famous Players-Lasky
7th Heaven Fox
The Racket The Caddo Company
The Broadway Melody Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Alibi Feature Productions
Hollywood Revue Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
In Old Arizona Fox
The Patriot Paramount Famous Lasky
Year Film Film Studio
All Quiet on the Western Front Universal
The Big House Cosmopolitan
Disraeli Warner Bros.
The Divorcee Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Love Parade Paramount Famous Lasky
Cimarron RKO Radio
East Lynne Fox
The Front Page The Caddo Company
Skippy Paramount Publix
Trader Horn Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Grand Hotel Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Arrowsmith Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Bad Girl Fox
The Champ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Five Star Final First National
One Hour with You Paramount Publix
Shanghai Express Paramount Publix
The Smiling Lieutenant Paramount Publix
Cavalcade Fox
42nd Street Warner Bros.
A Farewell to Arms Paramount
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Warner Bros.
Lady for a Day Columbia
Little Women RKO Radio
The Private Life of Henry VIII London Films
She Done Him Wrong Paramount
Smilin' Through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
State Fair Fox
It Happened One Night Columbia
The Barretts of Wimpole Street Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cleopatra Paramount
Flirtation Walk First National
The Gay Divorcee RKO Radio
Here Comes the Navy Warner Bros.
The House of Rothschild 20th Century
Imitation of Life Universal
One Night of Love Columbia
The Thin Man Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Viva Villa! Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The White Parade Jesse L. Lasky (production company)
Mutiny on the Bounty Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Alice Adams RKO Radio
Broadway Melody of 1936 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Captain Blood Cosmopolitan
David Copperfield Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Informer RKO Radio
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Paramount
A Midsummer Night's Dream Warner Bros.
Les Misérables 20th Century
Naughty Marietta Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Ruggles of Red Gap Paramount
Top Hat RKO Radio
The Great Ziegfeld Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Anthony Adverse Warner Bros.
Dodsworth Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Libeled Lady Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Columbia
Romeo and Juliet Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
San Francisco Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Story of Louis Pasteur Cosmopolitan
A Tale of Two Cities Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Three Smart Girls Universal
The Life of Emile Zola Warner Bros.
The Awful Truth Columbia
Captains Courageous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Dead End Samuel Goldwyn Productions
The Good Earth Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
In Old Chicago 20th Century-Fox
Lost Horizon Columbia
One Hundred Men and a Girl Universal
Stage Door RKO Radio
A Star Is Born Selznick International Pictures
You Can't Take It with You Columbia
The Adventures of Robin Hood Warner Bros.-First National
Alexander's Ragtime Band 20th Century-Fox
Boys Town Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Citadel Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Four Daughters Warner Bros.-First National
Grand Illusion Realization D'Art Cinematographique
Jezebel Warner Bros.
Pygmalion Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Test Pilot Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Gone with the Wind Selznick International Pictures
Dark Victory Warner Bros.-First National
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Love Affair RKO Radio
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Columbia
Ninotchka Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Of Mice and Men Hal Roach (production company)
Stagecoach Walter Wanger (production company)
The Wizard of Oz Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Wuthering Heights Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Year Film Film Studio
Rebecca Selznick International Pictures
All This, and Heaven Too Warner Bros.
Foreign Correspondent Walter Wanger (production company)
The Grapes of Wrath 20th Century-Fox
The Great Dictator Charles Chaplin Productions
Kitty Foyle RKO Radio
The Letter Warner Bros.
The Long Voyage Home Argosy-Wanger
Our Town Sol Lesser (production company)
The Philadelphia Story Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
How Green Was My Valley 20th Century-Fox
Blossoms in the Dust Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Citizen Kane Mercury
Here Comes Mr. Jordan Columbia
Hold Back the Dawn Paramount
The Little Foxes Samuel Goldwyn Productions
The Maltese Falcon Warner Bros.
One Foot in Heaven Warner Bros.
Sergeant York Warner Bros.
Suspicion RKO Radio
Mrs. Miniver Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
49th Parallel Ortus
Kings Row Warner Bros.
The Magnificent Ambersons Mercury
The Pied Piper 20th Century-Fox
The Pride of the Yankees Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Random Harvest Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Talk of the Town Columbia
Wake Island Paramount
Yankee Doodle Dandy Warner Bros.
Casablanca Warner Bros.
For Whom the Bell Tolls Paramount
Heaven Can Wait 20th Century-Fox
The Human Comedy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
In Which We Serve Two Cities Films
Madame Curie Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The More the Merrier Columbia
The Ox-Bow Incident 20th Century-Fox
The Song of Bernadette 20th Century-Fox
Watch on the Rhine Warner Bros.
Going My Way Paramount
Double Indemnity Paramount
Gaslight Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Since You Went Away Selznick International Pictures
Wilson 20th Century-Fox
The Lost Weekend Paramount
Anchors Aweigh Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Bells of St. Mary's Rainbow Productions
Mildred Pierce Warner Bros.
Spellbound Selznick International Pictures
The Best Years of Our Lives Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Henry V Two Cities Films
It's a Wonderful Life Liberty Films
The Razor's Edge 20th Century-Fox
The Yearling Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Gentleman's Agreement 20th Century-Fox
The Bishop's Wife Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Crossfire RKO Radio
Great Expectations J. Arthur Rank-Cineguild
Miracle on 34th Street 20th Century-Fox
Hamlet J. Arthur Rank-Two Cities Films
Johnny Belinda Warner Bros.
The Red Shoes J. Arthur Rank-Archers
The Snake Pit 20th Century-Fox
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Warner Bros.
All the King's Men Columbia
Battleground Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
The Heiress Paramount
A Letter to Three Wives 20th Century-Fox
Twelve O'Clock High 20th Century-Fox
Year Film Film Studio/Producer(s)
All About Eve 20th Century-Fox
Born Yesterday Columbia
Father of the Bride Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
King Solomon's Mines Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Sunset Boulevard Paramount
An American in Paris Arthur Freed
Decision Before Dawn Anatole Litvak and Frank McCarthy
A Place in the Sun George Stevens
Quo Vadis Sam Zimbalist
A Streetcar Named Desire Charles K. Feldman
The Greatest Show on Earth Cecil B. DeMille
High Noon Stanley Kramer
Ivanhoe Pandro S. Berman
Moulin Rouge John Huston, John Woolf and James Woolf
The Quiet Man John Ford and Merian C. Cooper
From Here to Eternity Buddy Adler
Julius Caesar John Houseman
The Robe Frank Ross
Roman Holiday William Wyler
Shane George Stevens
On the Waterfront Sam Spiegel
The Caine Mutiny Stanley Kramer
The Country Girl William Perlberg
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Jack Cummings
Three Coins in the Fountain Sol C. Siegel
Marty Harold Hecht
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Buddy Adler
Mister Roberts Leland Hayward
Picnic Fred Kohlmar
The Rose Tattoo Hal B. Wallis
Around the World in 80 Days Michael Todd
Friendly Persuasion William Wyler
Giant George Stevens and Henry Ginsberg
The King and I Charles Brackett
The Ten Commandments Cecil B. DeMille
The Bridge on the River Kwai Sam Spiegel
12 Angry Men Henry Fonda and Reginald Rose
Peyton Place Jerry Wald
Sayonara William Goetz
Witness for the Prosecution Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Gigi Arthur Freed
Auntie Mame Jack L. Warner
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Lawrence Weingarten
The Defiant Ones Stanley Kramer
Separate Tables Harold Hecht
Ben-Hur Sam Zimbalist
Anatomy of a Murder Otto Preminger
The Diary of Anne Frank George Stevens
The Nun's Story Henry Blanke
Room at the Top John Woolf and James Woolf
Year Film Producer(s)
The Apartment Billy Wilder
The Alamo John Wayne
Elmer Gantry Bernard Smith
Sons and Lovers Jerry Wald
The Sundowners Fred Zinnemann
West Side Story Robert Wise
Fanny Joshua Logan
The Guns of Navarone Carl Foreman
The Hustler Robert Rossen
Judgment at Nuremberg Stanley Kramer
Lawrence of Arabia Sam Spiegel
The Longest Day Darryl F. Zanuck
The Music Man Morton DaCosta
Mutiny on the Bounty Aaron Rosenberg
To Kill a Mockingbird Alan J. Pakula
Tom Jones Tony Richardson
America America Elia Kazan
Cleopatra Walter Wanger
How the West Was Won Bernard Smith
Lilies of the Field Ralph Nelson
My Fair Lady Jack L. Warner
Becket Hal B. Wallis
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Stanley Kubrick
Mary Poppins Walt Disney and Bill Walsh
Zorba the Greek Michael Cacoyannis
The Sound of Music Robert Wise
Darling Joseph Janni
Doctor Zhivago Carlo Ponti
Ship of Fools Stanley Kramer
A Thousand Clowns Fred Coe
A Man for All Seasons Fred Zinnemann
Alfie Lewis Gilbert
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming Norman Jewison
The Sand Pebbles Robert Wise
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Ernest Lehman
In the Heat of the Night Walter Mirisch
Bonnie and Clyde Warren Beatty
Doctor Dolittle Arthur P. Jacobs
The Graduate Lawrence Turman
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Stanley Kramer
Oliver! John Woolf
Funny Girl Ray Stark
The Lion in Winter Martin Poll
Rachel, Rachel Paul Newman
Romeo and Juliet Anthony Havelock-Allan and John Brabourne
Midnight Cowboy Jerome Hellman
Anne of the Thousand Days Hal B. Wallis
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid John Foreman
Hello, Dolly! Ernest Lehman
Z Jacques Perrin and Ahmed Rachedi
Year Films Producer(s)
Patton Frank McCarthy
Airport Ross Hunter
Five Easy Pieces Bob Rafelson and Richard Wechsler
Love Story Howard G. Minsky
MASH Ingo Preminger
The French Connection Philip D'Antoni
A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick
Fiddler on the Roof Norman Jewison
The Last Picture Show Stephen J. Friedman
Nicholas and Alexandra Sam Spiegel
The Godfather Albert S. Ruddy
Cabaret Cy Feuer
Deliverance John Boorman
The Emigrants Bengt Forslund
Sounder Robert B. Radnitz
The Sting Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, and Julia Phillips
American Graffiti Francis Ford Coppola and Gary Kurtz
Cries and Whispers Ingmar Bergman
The Exorcist William Peter Blatty
A Touch of Class Melvin Frank
The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, and Fred Roos
Chinatown Robert Evans
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola
Lenny Marvin Worth
The Towering Inferno Irwin Allen
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz
Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick
Dog Day Afternoon Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand
Jaws Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown
Nashville Robert Altman
Rocky Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff
All the President's Men Walter Coblenz
Bound for Glory Robert F. Blumofe and Harold Leventhal
Network Howard Gottfried
Taxi Driver Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips
Annie Hall Charles H. Joffe
The Goodbye Girl Ray Stark
Julia Richard Roth
Star Wars Gary Kurtz
The Turning Point Herbert Ross and Arthur Laurents
The Deer Hunter Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, and John Peverall
Coming Home Jerome Hellman
Heaven Can Wait Warren Beatty
Midnight Express Alan Marshall and David Puttnam
An Unmarried Woman Paul Mazursky and Tony Ray
Kramer vs. Kramer Stanley R. Jaffe
All That Jazz Robert Alan Aurthur
Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson, and Tom Sternberg
Breaking Away Peter Yates
Norma Rae Tamara Asseyev and Alex Rose
Year Film Producer(s)
Ordinary People Ronald L. Schwary
Coal Miner's Daughter Bernard Schwartz
The Elephant Man Jonathan Sanger
Raging Bull Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff
Tess Claude Berri and Timothy Burrill
Chariots of Fire David Puttnam
Atlantic City Denis Héroux
On Golden Pond Bruce Gilbert
Raiders of the Lost Ark Frank Marshall
Reds Warren Beatty
Gandhi Richard Attenborough
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
Missing Edward Lewis and Mildred Lewis
Tootsie Sydney Pollack and Dick Richards
The Verdict Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks
The Big Chill Michael Shamberg
The Dresser Peter Yates
The Right Stuff Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff
Tender Mercies Philip S. Hobel
Amadeus Saul Zaentz
The Killing Fields David Puttnam
A Passage to India John Brabourne and Richard B. Goodwin
Places in the Heart Arlene Donovan
A Soldier's Story Norman Jewison, Ronald L. Schwary, and Patrick Palmer
Out of Africa Sydney Pollack
The Color Purple Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Quincy Jones
Kiss of the Spider Woman David Weisman
Prizzi's Honor John Foreman
Witness Edward S. Feldman
Platoon Arnold Kopelson
Children of a Lesser God Burt Sugarman and Patrick J. Palmer
Hannah and Her Sisters Robert Greenhut
The Mission Fernando Ghia and David Puttnam
A Room with a View Ismail Merchant
The Last Emperor Jeremy Thomas
Broadcast News James L. Brooks
Fatal Attraction Stanley R. Jaffe and Sherry Lansing
Hope and Glory John Boorman
Moonstruck Patrick J. Palmer and Norman Jewison
Rain Man Mark Johnson
The Accidental Tourist Lawrence Kasdan, Charles Okun, and Michael Grillo
Dangerous Liaisons Norma Heyman and Hank Moonjean
Mississippi Burning Frederick Zollo and Robert F. Colesberry
Working Girl Douglas Wick
Driving Miss Daisy Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck
Born on the Fourth of July A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone
Dead Poets Society Steven Haft, Paul Junger Witt, and Tony Thomas
Field of Dreams Lawrence Gordon and Charles Gordon
My Left Foot Noel Pearson
Year Film Producer(s)
Dances with Wolves Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner
Awakenings Walter Parkes and Lawrence Lasker
Ghost Lisa Weinstein
The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola
Goodfellas Irwin Winkler
The Silence of the Lambs Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, and Ron Bozman
Beauty and the Beast Don Hahn
Bugsy Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson and Warren Beatty
JFK A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone
The Prince of Tides Barbra Streisand and Andrew S. Karsch
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood
The Crying Game Stephen Woolley
A Few Good Men David Brown, Rob Reiner, and Andrew Scheinman
Howards End Ismail Merchant
Scent of a Woman Martin Brest
Schindler's List Steven Spielberg, Gerald R. Molen, and Branko Lustig
The Fugitive Arnold Kopelson
In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan
The Piano Jan Chapman
The Remains of the Day Mike Nichols, John Calley, and Ismail Merchant
Forrest Gump Wendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, and Steve Starkey
Four Weddings and a Funeral Duncan Kenworthy
Pulp Fiction Lawrence Bender
Quiz Show Michael Jacobs, Julian Krainin, Michael Nozik, and Robert Redford
The Shawshank Redemption Niki Marvin
Braveheart Mel Gibson, Alan Ladd Jr., and Bruce Davey
Apollo 13 Brian Grazer
Babe Bill Miller, George Miller, and Doug Mitchell
The Postman (Il Postino) Mario Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, and Gaetano Daniele
Sense and Sensibility Lindsay Doran
The English Patient Saul Zaentz
Fargo Ethan Coen
Jerry Maguire James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark, Richard Sakai, and Cameron Crowe
Secrets & Lies Simon Channing-Williams
Shine Jane Scott
Titanic James Cameron and Jon Landau
As Good as It Gets James L. Brooks, Bridget Johnson, and Kristi Zea
The Full Monty Uberto Pasolini
Good Will Hunting Lawrence Bender
L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson, Arnon Milchan, and Michael Nathanson
Shakespeare in Love David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Edward Zwick, and Marc Norman
Elizabeth Alison Owen, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan
Life Is Beautiful Elda Ferri and Gianluigi Braschi
Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg, Ian Bryce, Mark Gordon, and Gary Levinsohn
The Thin Red Line Robert Michael Geisler, John Roberdeau, and Grant Hill
American Beauty Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks
The Cider House Rules Richard N. Gladstein
The Green Mile Frank Darabont and David Valdes
The Insider Pieter Jan Brugge and Michael Mann
The Sixth Sense Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and Barry Mendel
Year Film Producer(s)
Gladiator Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, and Branko Lustig
Chocolat David Brown, Kit Golden, and Leslie Holleran
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon William Kong, Hsu Li-kong, and Ang Lee
Erin Brockovich Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, and Stacey Sher
Traffic Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, and Laura Bickford
A Beautiful Mind Brian Grazer and Ron Howard
Gosford Park Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, and David Levy
In the Bedroom Graham Leader, Ross Katz, and Todd Field
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Barrie M. Osborne
Moulin Rouge! Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann, and Fred Baron
Chicago Martin Richards
Gangs of New York Alberto Grimaldi and Harvey Weinstein
The Hours Scott Rudin and Robert Fox
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, and Peter Jackson
The Pianist Roman Polanski, Robert Benmussa, and Alain Sarde
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Barrie M. Osborne, Peter Jackson, and Fran Walsh
Lost in Translation Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Peter Weir, and Duncan Henderson
Mystic River Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt, and Clint Eastwood
Seabiscuit Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Gary Ross
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Albert S. Ruddy, and Tom Rosenberg
The Aviator Michael Mann and Graham King
Finding Neverland Richard N. Gladstein and Nellie Bellflower
Ray Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin, and Howard Baldwin
Sideways Michael London
Crash Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman
Brokeback Mountain Diana Ossana and James Schamus
Capote Caroline Baron, William Vince, and Michael Ohoven
Good Night, and Good Luck Grant Heslov
Munich Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, and Barry Mendel
The Departed Graham King
Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu, Steve Golin, and Jon Kilik
Letters from Iwo Jima Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Lorenz
Little Miss Sunshine David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, and Marc Turtletaub
The Queen Andy Harries, Christine Langan, and Tracey Seaward
No Country for Old Men Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen
Atonement Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Paul Webster
Juno Lianne Halfon, Mason Novick, and Russell Smith
Michael Clayton Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, and Sydney Pollack
There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Lupi, and JoAnne Sellar
Slumdog Millionaire Christian Colson
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Ceán Chaffin
Frost/Nixon Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Eric Fellner
Milk Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks
The Reader Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, and Redmond Morris
The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, and Greg Shapiro
Avatar James Cameron and Jon Landau
The Blind Side Gil Netter, Andrew A. Kosove, and Broderick Johnson
District 9 Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham
An Education Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
Inglourious Basterds Lawrence Bender
Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness, and Gary Magness
A Serious Man Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up Jonas Rivera
Up in the Air Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman, and Jason Reitman
Year Film Producer(s)
The King's Speech Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, and Gareth Unwin
127 Hours Danny Boyle, John Smithson, and Christian Colson
Black Swan Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, and Brian Oliver
The Fighter David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, and Mark Wahlberg
Inception Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas
The Kids Are All Right Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, and Celine Rattray
The Social Network Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, and Scott Rudin
Toy Story 3 Darla K. Anderson
True Grit Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Scott Rudin
Winter's Bone Alix Madigan and Anne Rosellini
The Artist Thomas Langmann
The Descendants Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, and Jim Taylor
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Scott Rudin
The Help Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, and Michael Barnathan
Hugo Graham King and Martin Scorsese
Midnight in Paris Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum
Moneyball Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, and Brad Pitt
The Tree of Life Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner, and Grant Hill
War Horse Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
Argo Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney
Amour Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, and Michael Katz
Beasts of the Southern Wild Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, and Michael Gottwald
Django Unchained Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, and Pilar Savone
Les Misérables Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, and Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi Gil Netter, Ang Lee, and David Womark
Lincoln Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
Silver Linings Playbook Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, and Jonathan Gordon
Zero Dark Thirty Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, and Megan Ellison
12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, and Anthony Katagas
American Hustle Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon
Captain Phillips Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, and Michael De Luca
Dallas Buyers Club Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
Her Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze, and Vincent Landay
Nebraska Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa
Philomena Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan, and Tracey Seaward
The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, and James W. Skotchdopole
American Sniper Clint Eastwood, Andrew Lazar, Robert Lorenz, Bradley Cooper, and Peter Morgan
Boyhood Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales, and Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, and Teddy Schwarzman
Selma Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
The Theory of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, and Anthony McCarten
Whiplash Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, and David Lancaster
Spotlight Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Michael Sugar
The Big Short Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Brad Pitt
Bridge of Spies Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Brooklyn Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
Mad Max: Fury Road Doug Mitchell and George Miller
The Martian Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, and Mark Huffam
The Revenant Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, and Keith Redmon
Room Ed Guiney
Moonlight Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner
Arrival Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder, and David Linde
Fences Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, and Todd Black
Hacksaw Ridge Bill Mechanic and David Permut
Hell or High Water Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn
Hidden Figures Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, and Theodore Melfi
La La Land Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt
Lion Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Angie Fielder
Manchester by the Sea Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, and Kevin J. Walsh
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale
Call Me by Your Name Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, and Marco Morabito
Darkest Hour Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, and Douglas Urbanski
Dunkirk Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan
Get Out Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Jordan Peele
Lady Bird Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O'Neill
Phantom Thread JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, and Daniel Lupi
The Post Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg, and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh
Green Book Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga
Black Panther Kevin Feige
BlacKkKlansman Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Spike Lee
Bohemian Rhapsody Graham King
The Favourite Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, and Yorgos Lanthimos
Roma Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón
A Star Is Born Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, and Lynette Howell Taylor
Vice Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick
Parasite Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho
Ford v Ferrari Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold
The Irishman Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Jojo Rabbit Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi, and Chelsea Winstanley
Joker Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Little Women Amy Pascal
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach and David Heyman
1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, and Callum McDougall
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino
Year Film Producer(s)
Nomadland Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, and Chloé Zhao
The Father David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, and Philippe Carcassonne
Judas and the Black Messiah Shaka King, Charles D. King, and Ryan Coogler
Mank Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth, and Douglas Urbanski
Minari Christina Oh
Promising Young Woman Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell, and Josey McNamara
Sound of Metal Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Marc Platt and Stuart M. Besser
CODA Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Patrick Wachsberger
Belfast Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, and Tamar Thomas
Don't Look Up Adam McKay and Kevin Messick
Drive My Car Teruhisa Yamamoto
Dune Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, and Cale Boyter
King Richard Tim White, Trevor White, and Will Smith
Licorice Pizza Sara Murphy, Adam Somner, and Paul Thomas Anderson
Nightmare Alley J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro, and Bradley Cooper
The Power of the Dog Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Jane Campion, and Tanya Seghatchian
West Side Story Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Everything Everywhere All at Once Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang
All Quiet on the Western Front Malte Grunert
Avatar: The Way of Water James Cameron and Jon Landau
The Banshees of Inisherin Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh
Elvis Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss
The Fabelmans Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
Tár Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan, and Scott Lambert
Top Gun: Maverick Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer
Triangle of Sadness Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober
Women Talking Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Frances McDormand
American Fiction Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson and Jermaine Johnson
Anatomy of a Fall Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion
Barbie David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner
The Holdovers Mark Johnson
Killers of the Flower Moon Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi
Maestro Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger
Oppenheimer Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan
Past Lives David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler
Poor Things Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone
The Zone of Interest James Wilson


  1. The 2nd Academy Awards is unique in being the only occasion where there were no official nominees. Subsequent research by AMPAS has resulted in a list of de facto nominees, based on records of which films were evaluated by the judges at the time.
  2. The Academy also announced that A Farewell to Arms came in second, and Little Women third.
  3. The Academy also announced that The Barretts of Wimpole Street came in second, and The House of Rothschild third.
  4. The Academy also announced that The Informer came in second, and Captain Blood third.

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